WHL West Second All-Star Team (2002)
Left University of Minnesota-Duluth (WCHA) and signed as a free agent by Kootenay (WHL), January 7, 2001. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 11, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 19, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 1, 2008. Missed majority of 2008-09 due to various injuries and as a healthy reserve. Traded to Boston by Minnesota with Alexander Fallstrom and Minnesota's 2nd round choice (Alexander Khokhlachev) in 2011 Entry Draft for Chuck Kobasew, October 18, 2009. Traded to Florida by Boston with Byron Bitz and Tampa Bay's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Alexander Petrovic) in 2010 Entry Draft for Dennis Seidenberg and Matt Bartkowski, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Cardiff (Britain), November 1, 2010.
Yeah, it was a pretty special moment for me. Today was my Dad's [55th] birthday. I have a lot of family in town, so it was a special moment for me to score my first one today. A win definitely would have capped it off, but you can't have everything.
— Sabres rookie Jack Eichel after scoring a goal in his National Hockey League debut
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